The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) has struck a theatrical partnership with Troma Entertainment, the 47-year-old independent film studio behind such cult classics as The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ‘Em High, it was announced today. Under the deal, AGFA will distribute 70 films from the Troma library to movie theaters.
“From CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH to COMBAT SHOCK, the Troma catalog is like a guidebook of essential genre film history from the past forty years,” said AGFA creative director Joe Ziemba in a statement. “One of my fondest movie memories from childhood was renting THE TOXIC AVENGER on VHS at a sleepover and completely losing my mind — we’re grateful for the opportunity to replicate that feeling in theaters.”
Among the Troma films being reissued by AGFA are The Toxic Avenger, Def By Temptation, The Children and Cannibal! The Musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The films are available on DCP, and, in some cases, 35mm, for theatrical bookings immediately.
Today’s announcement follows similar distribution partnerships AGFA has signed with Arrow Films, Multicom, Severin Films, Shout! Factory and Vinegar Syndrome.
All Troma titles covered by the AGFA deal are listed below.
BEWARE! CHILDREN AT PLAY
BRIDE OF KILLER NERD
CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL
CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER PART IV
CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH
CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH 2: SUBHUMANOID MELTDOWN
CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH 3: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SUBHUMANOID
DANCE OR DIE
DEATH BY DIALOGUE
DEF BY TEMPTATION
FEROCIOUS FEMALE FREEDOM FIGHTERS
THE FIRST TURN ON!
THE HOUSE ON TOMBSTONE HILL
IGOR AND THE LUNATICS
THE LAST HORROR FILM
LUST FOR FREEDOM
LUTHOR THE GEEK
MONSTER IN THE CLOSET
POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD
RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOLUME 1
RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOLUME 2
ROSE AND VIKTOR: NO MERCY
SGT. KABUKIMAN, N.Y.P.D.
STORY OF A JUNKIE
STUCK ON YOU!
SURF NAZIS MUST DIE!
THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE
THE TOXIC AVENGER
THE TOXIC AVENGER PART 2
THE TOXIC AVENGER PART 3: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF TOXIE
TROMEO AND JULIET
VEGAS IN SPACE
WHEN NATURE CALLS
ZOMBIE ISLAND MASSACRE